Evelyn Alsultany

FORWARD Women's Leadership Forum

March 18, 19 & 20, 2021

Dr. Evelyn Alsultany

Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity

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Biographical Sketch

Evelyn Alsultany is an Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity.

Alsultany is the author of Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 (New York University Press, 2012) and co-editor of Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belong- ing (Syracuse University Press, 2011) and Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora (University of Michigan Press, 2013).

She is the guest curator of the Arab American National Museum’s online exhibit, Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes (www.arabstereotypes.org). In 2017, she collaborated with colleagues at other universities to create the #IslamophobiaIsRacism Online Syllabus. She teaches courses on media representations, U.S. cultural and racial politics, and Arab and Muslim Americans.

Prior to her position at USC, Alsultany was an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and an Associate Professor in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan where she co-founded and directed of the Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS) program.

Education

Ph.D. Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, 2005
M.A. Gender Studies and Feminist Theory, The New School for Social Research, 1998 B.A. Women’s Studies and Political Science, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 1995

Postdoctoral Training

Research Investigator, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 2005-2006

Description of Research

Research Specialties
Representations of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. Media; Islamophobia/Anti-Muslim Racism/Racialization of Muslims; Arab American Studies and Muslim American Studies; Cultural Studies and Media Studies; Race, Popular Culture, and Cultural Politics

Publications
Book
Alsultany, E. A., Shohat, E. H. (2013). Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora. University of Michigan Press.
Alsultany, E. A. (2012). Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11. NYU Press. Alsultany, E. A., Naber, N., Abdulhadi, R. (2011). Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging. (Alsultany, Evelyn Azeeza, Ed.). Syracuse University Press.

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

www.arabstereotypes.org, Guest Curator, “Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes, Online Exhibit, Arab American National Museum, 2011-2012 https://islamophobiaisracism.wordpress.com/, Collaborated with colleagues at other universities to create, “#IslamophobiaIsRacism Online Syllabus.” , 2016-2017 https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/when-will-we-stop, Scripted and narrated BBC Video, “Orientalism,” The A to Z of Isms., Fall 2018